I was just noodling around with this famous melody and noticed
the use of the flat fifth as a way to spice up a major chord or
major scale. It’s also used in another famous melody as the video
reveals. Check it out!
Hope you enjoyed that video. Now, try to figure out the rest of the melody of
Star Spangled Banner by ear! It’s all in C major except for the F# as we discussed.
Also, try improvising your own variations AND/OR create
your own new melodies using this flat fifth concept.
And when you’re done, don’t forget to check out “Chord Mastery”.